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Seite 522 - MAWE'S (HL) Journal of a Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic, crossing the Andes in the Northern Provinces of Peru, and descending the great River Maranon.
Seite iii - It is the opinion of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that it would be to the honour and advantage of the Navy, and conduce to the general interests of science, if new facilities and encouragement were given to the collection of information upon scientific subjects by the officers, and more particularly by the medical officers, of Her Majesty's Navy, when upon foreign service...
Seite 528 - LEXINGTON (THE) PAPERS ; or, Some Account of the Courts of London and Vienna at the end of the 17th Century. Extracted from the Official and Private Correspondence of ROBERT SUTTON (LORD LEXINGTON) while Minister at Vienna.
Seite 506 - JOHN) Autobiographical Memoir, including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences at Home and Abroad* From Early Life to Advanced Age. Portrait. 8vo. 16».
Seite 281 - It happens fortunately that almost every datum which the scientific meteorologist can require is furnished in its best and most available state by that definite, systematic process known as the " keeping a meteorological register" which consists in noting at stated hours of every day the readings of all the meteorological instruments at command, as well as all such facts or indications of wind and weather as are susceptible of being definitely described and estimated without instrumental aid. Occasional...
Seite 521 - Spain under Charles the Second; or, Extracts from the Correspondence of the Hon. ALEXANDER STANHOPE, British Minister at Madrid from 1690 to 1700. Second Edition. Post 8vo. 6s. 6d. Life of Louis Prince of Condg, surnamed the Great. Post 8vo. 6s. Life of Belisarius. Second Edition. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d. Historical and Critical Essays. Post 8vo. 6».
Seite 120 - Mistakes and errors have often been produced in tide observations by supposing that the turn of the tide stream is the time of high water. But this is not so. The turn of the stream generally takes place at a different time from high water, except at the head of a bay or creek. The stream of flood commonly runs for some time, often for hours, after the time of high water. In the same way, the stream of ebb runs for some time after low water.
Seite 289 - ... no risk of change. The next correction, and the most important of all, is that due to the temperature of the Mercury in the Barometer tube at the time of observation. To obtain this, every Barometer requires to have attached to...
Seite 506 - Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from 1818 to the present time. Under the Command of the several Naval Officers, employed by Sea and Land, in search of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : with Two Attempts to reach the North Pole. Abridged and arranged from the Official Narratives, with Occasional Remarks.